Who We Are

The Building Industry Association’s y|GEN is an organization focused on fostering the professional growth and enhancing the cohesiveness of the young professionals in the San Diego home building industry, with the goal of encouraging its members to become active and remain engaged in the BIA, and its leadership opportunities throughout their careers.

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y|GEN Events

All y|GEN events are free to y|GEN members and include lunch and learns, building tours, mentor program, and happy hours. Click here for a list of scheduled events.

Check out some of the great photos from the events!


y|GEN Board Meeting Dates

Meetings begin at 8:00 a.m. at the BIA office on the 4th Tuesday of each month

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y|GEN Board Members

Taylor Baumann (Chair)Kimball, Tirey, & St. John
Gary Christensen (Vice Chair)Motivational Systems, Inc.
Michaela Fortunato (Secretary/Treasurer)Sunrise Management
Adam Hutchinson (Immediate Past Chair)KirE Builders
Jon ArenzLatitude 33 Planning & Engineering
Justin BarrettPasco Laret Suiter & Associates
Stephan GasparKirE Builders
Steven HorowitzKirE Builders
Estee SchmaltzEi Companies
Josh SchroederSB&O
Katelyn SilverwoodAffirmed Housing
Melissa SternC&S Companies

y|GEN Board Members at Large

Bobbi Jean CummiskeyLGC Valley Geotechnical Consulting
Joel WarshJPI

y|GEN Student Membership

y|GEN is pleased to announce FREE memberships for local students! Any current college student in the San Diego area is welcome to join our y|GEN group and attend all y|GEN events at no cost. This will also allow you to participate in the mentorship program and be paired with a seasoned industry professional. To sign up please complete the form below and return to Danielle Grommersch.

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